September 22, 2020
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Field hockey wins pair of weekend games

Senior Erin Healy records her 101st career point for the field hockey program. (Photo Courtesy of the Sports Information Desk)
Senior Erin Healy records her 101st career point for the field hockey program. (Photo Courtesy of the Sports Information Desk)

The College’s field hockey team continued its fantastic play with two games against Manhattanville College and Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham this week.

 The Lions defeated the Manhattanville Valiants by a score of 8-1. Senior Erin Healy was able to get on the scoreboard early again with a goal three minutes in. This put her at a career total of 101 points for the program, becoming the 17th player in the College’s history to reach the mark of 100 total points. 

“It’s not really a personal accomplishment — there’s 11 girls on the field who all work as hard as they can to get to the ball on our offensive end,” Healy said. “It shows how hard everyone on the field works.” 

Healy is part of the main scoring group for the Lions, which includes senior Lindsey Hatch, who added two goals and an assist in the game. However, the Lions were in a strange situation after Healy’s first goal. Following a penalty, the Valiants’ Morgan Parsons tied the game with a goal with 18 minutes left in the first half. The Lions quickly shook the goal off and scored eight minutes later with Hatch’s two goals coming off assists from sophomore Jacyln Douglas, who scored a hat trick in the season opener and senior Erin Waller. 

After two more goals in the beginning of the second half by Douglas, sophomore Lexi Smith, and a second by Healy, the game was delayed two hours due to lightning. Once the action continued, Hatch finished off the scoring with her pair of goals to make the final score 8-1.

The Lions showed no signs of fatigue during their second game with a very strong outing against Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham. The Lions defeated the now 0-3 Devils by a score of 8-0. Following their game plan of getting off to a very fast start, the Lions scored two goals in the first four minutes, with the scores coming thirty seconds apart. 

Two more goals came at the end of the half by the usual suspects, Douglas and Hatch. Following one more goal in the beginning of the half, the Lions began making substitutions to get younger players on the field. As opposed to the first game of the season, the younger players were able to get on the board, with freshman Lauren O’Keefe netting her first career goal.

 “Our mentality is to continue to work hard, play well as a cohesive unit and go into each game playing our hearts out,” Healy said.

The team faces Cabrini College on Tuesday, Sept. 9 in Radnor, the home of the Cavaliers.

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